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Centenary Chat. Bill Gammage and Jake Gillen - ‘The Biggest Estate on Earth’ Thursday, 11 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Professor Bill Gammage in his recent book The Biggest Estate on Earth revealed that Aboriginal Australians used fire management to transform the continent into a mosaic of grasslands and other kinds of plant communities to ensure their supplies of wildlife and plant foods. He will discuss his findings with Jake Gillen from the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society.
 

Turner themed walk Saturday, 6 July 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

John Turnbull - 'The biology and utilisation of Xanthorrhoea' Thursday, 4 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

John Turnbull, former CSIRO scientist and currently a volunteer guide at ANBG, will discuss the biology and utilisation of Australia's iconic grass trees (Xanthorrhoea species).

(This talk replaces the Lee Burgess talk previously scheduled).

Turner themed walk Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 11:00am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat. Victoria Jones - ‘The History and Design of the Old Parliament House Gardens’ Thursday, 27 June 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Planning for the establishment of the Old Parliament House Gardens began in the late 1920s when Federal Parliament moved to Canberra from Melbourne.  The gardens, which have a rich and important history and presence in the Parliamentary Triangle, were renovated and re-opened to the public in 2004. 

Turner themed walk Saturday, 22 June 2013 - 11:00am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat - Graeme Barrow 'Magnificent Lake George' Thursday, 20 June 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Graeme Barrow will talk about the origins of the lake, why its waters disappear, Aboriginal life around it, and its discovery by Joseph Wild. He will discuss European occupation of the lake, grandiose schemes to use its waters, and the terrible loss of life that has occurred when people have ignored the dangers it presents for the unwary.
 

Turner themed walk Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 11:00am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

Dr Michael Whitehead 'The Empty Promises and Fake Advertisments of Orchid Pollination' Thursday, 13 June 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Most flowering plants employ animals to carry out the essential service of pollination. The majority of these plants persuade their pollinators through rewards such as nectar or pollen, the presence of which is signalled through bright petals and sweet scents. There are, however, many plant species whose false advertisements draw pollinators to rewardless flowers. Chief among them are the orchids who masterfully deceive pollinators through false promises of sex and food. Michael will discuss his research on pollination in rewardless flowers, with a special focus on the sexually deceptive orchids of Eastern Australia.
 

Turner-themed Walk Saturday, 8 June 2013 - 11:00am

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in June at 11:00 am.

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